108
108
Wilson, Alexander
Estimate
1,8002,500
JUMP TO LOT
108
Wilson, Alexander
Estimate
1,8002,500
JUMP TO LOT

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Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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Wilson, Alexander

American Ornithology; or, the Natural History of the Birds of the United States. London & Edinburgh: Whittaker, Treacher & Arnot; Stirlingt & Kenney, 1832

3 volumes, 8vo (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.; 226 x 140 mm). 97 handcolored engraved plates––76 after Wilson and 21 after T. R. Peale, A. Rider, and J. J. Audubon (one figure of plate 4 of Bonaparte’s Continuation), all by W. H. Lizars––engraved uncolored frontispiece portrait of Wilson after J. W. Gordon by Lizars, 2 wood-engraved text illustrations, section-title to Bonaparte’s text, includes half-titles; offsetting from plates to text, minor scattered foxing. Contemporary three-quarters green morocco, marbled boards, top edges gilt; rubbed, front board loose but present from vol. 2, spine in vol. 1 repaired and partially restored, hinges of vol. 1 repaired with brown tape. Slipcases.  


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Literature

Anker 534; Ayer/Zimmer 683; Fine Bird Books 114; McGill/Wood 630; Nissen IVB 996

Catalogue Note

very nice internally, beautiful plates.  An early joint edition of Wilson and Bonaparte, edited by William Jardine.   

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York